Chances of getting into Hollins University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.9%
Admission Difficulty for Hollins University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Hollins College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,344 out of 3,667 applicants were admitted making Hollins College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. Hollins University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Hollins College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Hollins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Hollins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hollins University?

Hollins University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hollins University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >75%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 64%-75%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 51%-64%
965 to 1070 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 965 Low <38%
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Hollins College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Hollins University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Hollins University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hollins College?

Admission data indicates that Hollins College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hollins University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hollins University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >77%
26 to 29 Avg + 64%-77%
24 to 26 Avg - 54%-64%
22 to 24 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 22 Low <43%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Hollins University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hollins University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hollins College accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hollins University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of Hollins University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hollins University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Hollins University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,667 0 3,667
Accepted 2,344 0 2,344
Acceptance Rate 64% ? 64%
Enrolled 199 0 199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% ? 8%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
67

Applicants have 67 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hollins College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hollins University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hollins University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hollins University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232308 IPEDS survey data for Hollins University.

Frequently Asked Questions

77% of students submit their SAT scores to Hollins College. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Hollins College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1280. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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